Clay Buchholz SP BOS 3 days ago

Buchholz (elbow) will not return during the 2015 season, Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald reports.

Clay Buchholz SP BOS 5 days ago

Buchholz (elbow) is expected to resume throwing when the Red Sox return home next week, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

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Clay Buchholz SP BOS 2 months ago

Buchholz (elbow), who was placed on the disabled list with a flexor strain Saturday, will be shut down from throwing for at least one week, CSN New England's Sean McAdam reports.

According to the Boston Herald's Michael Silverman, the Red Sox don't yet have a timetable for Buchholz's return, as they first need to find out when he'll be ready to resume throwing. Although Red Sox manager John Farrell said there's no question at this point that Buchholz will pitch again this season, the right-hander seems unlikely to return after the minimum 15 days. Brian Johnson has been called up from Triple-A Pawtucket, presumably to replace Buchholz in the rotation after the All-Star break, though he could also be available out of the bullpen this weekend.

Clay Buchholz SP BOS 2 months ago

Buchholz (elbow) does not have any ligament damage, but he was still placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday, WEEI's Rob Bradford reports.

Buchholz left Friday's game against the Yankees with tightness in his right elbow, so it's fantastic news for the Red Sox that initial testing didn't reveal any ligament damage. The injury may still require a significant absence, but with the All-Star break coming up, Buchholz will be eligible to return July 26 for his team's second turn through the rotation in the second half. Brian Johnson, a candidate to replace Buchholz in the rotation, was called up from Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday, the Boston Globe's Pete Abraham reports.

Clay Buchholz SP BOS 2 months ago

Buchholz went to Massachusetts General Hospital on Friday night to undergo testing on his right elbow, the Boston Globe reports. He left Friday night's start, reporting stiffness in the elbow after 3.1 innings.

The elbow injury raises flags, but we'll need to wait until we hear the results of Friday night's tests. Buchholz has been the best starting pitcher on a suspect staff, so any absence would hurt the Red Sox, who have started to play better and inch up the standings.

Clay Buchholz SP BOS 2 months ago

Buchholz left Friday's game against the Yankees with right elbow tightness, Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports.

The 30-year-old was charged with three runs (one earned) on six hits over 3.1 innings prior to exiting. It's a troubling diagnosis to be sure, but Buchholz should be considered merely questionable to make his first start after the All-Star break until more information becomes. Buchholz tossed a complete game in his first start of July after posting a 2.21 ERA in six June outings.

Clay Buchholz SP BOS 2 months ago

Buchholz pitched a complete game Saturday, giving up one run on six hits while striking out eight in win over Houston. He's allowed just five runs (three earned) in his last four starts, spanning 31 innings.

Not surprisingly, with numbers like that, Buchholz has won those four starts while lowering his season ERA to 3.27. Much was written about the Red Sox starting staff lacking a true ace, but Buchholz is pitching like one right now.

Clay Buchholz SP BOS 2 months ago

Buchholz improved to 6-6 behind a brilliant start Monday against the Blue Jays, as he allowed just one run on five hits and no walks with five strikeouts.

Other than a 10-run disaster against the Yankees in his second start of the year, Buchholz has been brilliant. Take out that start and his 3.48 ERA drops to a sparkling 2.67. He now has three straight starts with at least seven innings pitched and one earned run or less and a 15:2 K:BB over that span.

Clay Buchholz SP BOS 2 months ago

Buchholz (5-6) worked seven solid innings, striking out seven and giving up one run on eight hits and a walk in a win over the Orioles on Wednesday.

Thursday's win makes it two in a row for Buchholz, who's given up only one earned run in his last two starts combined. The 30-year-old lowered his ERA to 3.68, and he'll look to make it three wins in a row when takes the mound again in his next scheduled start Monday at Toronto.

Clay Buchholz SP BOS 2 months ago

Buchholz (4-6) threw seven strong innings, giving up six hits, a walk, and two unearned runs while striking out three in Thursday's win over the Braves.

After allowing four runs in two straight games, Buchholz didn't give up an earned run in seven innings Thursday and lowered his ERA to 3.87 for the season. He has an excellent 84:22 K:BB ratio in 86 innings, and he'll look to make it two wins in a row when he faces off against the Orioles in his next scheduled start Wednesday.